East India Register 1843, showing the Indian Army at the end of the 1st Afghan War


The East India Register and Directory for 1843; containing complete Lists of the Company’s Servants, with their respective Appointments; with Indexes to the Same, and Lists of Casualties….Births, Marriages and Deaths in India…List of the Proprietors of East India qualified to vote … compiled by Permission of the East India Company…by F. Clark of the Secretary’s Office, East India House. Wm, H. Allen [London] 1843  1st edition small 8vo.

xliii, 268pp [plus a number of extra pages like pp24a to 24k] including 11pp casualties (Bengal), 171pp including 5pp casualties (Madras), 133pp including 5pp casualties (Bombay), [xviii advertisements]. Late 20th century red leather gilt, one old stamp to the half title Caledonian United Services Club, blind stamp to the new ffep J Hayward.  Fully indexed lists of all serving and retired officers in the three Presidency armies, together with lists of civil servants, Indian Navy officers (down to Midshipmen), government officials, etc. A feature of the Register is the list of annual casualties with date and place of death, etc. This volume, published when the Lord Ellenborough was Governor General and General Sir Jasper Nicholls c.-in-c. lists the army as it was shortly after the 1st Afghan War [casualties list for example includes 3 lieutenant colonels Killed near Cabool, 18 officers of the 5th Bengal NI  meeting the same fate. may25/1

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